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How to be a Handmade Hero: Part 6 – Cooking, kittens, fair trade fun and escape to Jakarta

Posted by on 16 Feb, 2013 in Animals, Charity knits, Craftivist Jigsaw Project, Indonesia, Once in a Lifetime Stuff, People, Taxis and rickshaws, Travel, Video | 0 comments

How to be a Handmade Hero: Part 6 – Cooking, kittens, fair trade fun and escape to Jakarta

How to be a Handmade Hero: Part Six – cooking, kittens, fair trade fun and escape to Jakarta. Featuring Come Dine with Me revamped for Indonesia, a small ginger kitten, how buying fair trade can save the world, a mad dash into Jakarta for lovely, lovely fabric, shells wearing googly eyes, and a final goodbye.

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How to be a Handmade Hero: Part 5 – Early mornings, markets and cat poo coffee

Posted by on 15 Feb, 2013 in Animals, Charity knits, Craftivist Jigsaw Project, Indonesia, Once in a Lifetime Stuff, People, Sights, Travel, Video | 0 comments

How to be a Handmade Hero: Part 5 – Early mornings, markets and cat poo coffee

Part five of my video diary of the trip. How to be a Handmade Hero: Part Five – Early mornings, markets and cat poo coffee.

Featuring some very tired people, one of the most impressive markets ever, a conversation with a street dog, and coffee made from cat poo. Yes really.

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How to be a Handmade Hero: Part 4 – Babies, Bieber, Lollipops and lovely crafters

Posted by on 14 Feb, 2013 in Animals, Charity knits, Craftivist Jigsaw Project, Indonesia, Once in a Lifetime Stuff, People, Sights, Travel, Video | 0 comments

How to be a Handmade Hero: Part 4 – Babies, Bieber, Lollipops and lovely crafters

Part four of my video diary of the trip to Indonesia with Save the Children. How to be a Handmade Hero: Part Four – Babies, Bieber, lollipops and lovely crafters.

Featuring even more cute kiddies, a vague reference to Justin Bieber that I am putting in to get traffic, lollipops and a load of lovely craft folks. I also chuck in a short lesson on how to speak Indonesian. Kind of.

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How to be a handmade hero: Part 3.1 – Kids, goats, bad jokes and home gardens

Posted by on 13 Feb, 2013 in Animals, Charity knits, Craftivist Jigsaw Project, Indonesia, Once in a Lifetime Stuff, People, Sights, Travel, Video | 0 comments

How to be a handmade hero: Part 3.1 – Kids, goats, bad jokes and home gardens

As part of the #imapiece Craftivist Jigsaw Project I was sent to Indonesia, on a mission to show the work they are doing to fight hunger, and how our voices calling for aid here can make a big difference over there.

Here’s How to be a Handmade Hero: Part Three – Kids, goats, bad jokes and home gardens. Warning: may feature impassive goats.

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Plucky the Protest Mouse vs The Fat Cats

Posted by on 26 Oct, 2011 in Beasts, Birds and Creatures, Knitting, London, My Graffiti Knitting, My Knits, People, Protest Mice, Solo Graffiti | 13 comments

Plucky the Protest Mouse vs The Fat Cats

Sometimes you have to make a stand. Even when you’re less than 10cm tall and a handknitted mouse. Maybe especially when you’re 10cm tall and a handknitted mouse. You may only be one teeny tiny squeak but maybe if you squeak up when things are unjust then someone will hear you and stand with you. And if enough of you are standing then you might start changing things for the better. This is the tale of one little Protest Mouse who stood up and squeaked. Why a Protest Mouse was born...

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Book worm dreams, Grim Reaper wrestling and hatching a woolly Godzilla: Part Two

Posted by on 5 Oct, 2011 in Book Stuff, Knitting, London, Once in a Lifetime Stuff, People | 19 comments

Book worm dreams, Grim Reaper wrestling and hatching a woolly Godzilla: Part Two

The final part in my tale of book worm dream and wrestling with the Grim Reaper: We last left me facing off against the Big Casino (my affectionate term for the evil cancer I was battling) with the desire to pick up a pair of knitting needles. (If you missed it read Part One first) The tale continues… Keep calm and carry yarn So while I was letting medical staff fill my veins full of innocuous-looking liquid that burned on the way in and caused me to have to rock the skinhead look, I...

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